10 Healthy Habits for People Living With AFib
If you have atrial fibrillation, you know taking medication and seeing your doctor are key to your treatment plan.
But did you know you can improve your health with just a few lifestyle adjustments? Watch the video above to learn about 10 healthy habits for people living with AFib, or read the written summary below.
Track Your Blood Pressure
AFib increases your risk of heart failure and stroke, so keeping track of your blood pressure should be a priority so you can maintain healthy levels.
Opt for nutritious, plant-based diet to decrease inflammation, hypertension, and unhealthy cholesterol, and to maintain a healthy weight.
You are likely on blood thinners, so ensure you take care and reduce your risk of bleeding and injury.
Stress can cause episodes of AFib, so take a look at your life and take steps to reduce the stressors.
Have a Glass of Red Wine
Good news! A glass of red wine every day can help relax you and improve your circulation.
Try Heart-Healthy Herbs
Garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, hawthorn, dandelion leaf, and olive leaf can all help with circulation.
Exercise reduces stress and inflammation, improves cardiovascular health, and promotes wellbeing overall.
Avoid cigarettes and any products with tobacco, as they cause blood vessels to constrict and harden, and increases blood pressure.
Studies show that spending time in nature is good for your health.
Get Regular Checkups
See your health care provider regularly for testing and to ensure you’re managing your condition properly.
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